Hiker Intro

Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Faith Is a Step Toward Your Dreams

Thank you for joining me on my adventure of a lifetime. As I prepare to hike the 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, I hope that every step will not...

Jan 27, 2018 : Khalil Karl
Never Stop: Journey In Potential

Never Stop: Journey In Potential

Well here goes... I leave for the Appalachian Trail on January 28th, 2018 and I have no idea what I’m getting myself into... In 2015 I stumbled on a video by National...

Jan 24, 2018 : Michael Papadatos
Hip Surgery Behind Him,  Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

Hip Surgery Behind Him, Thru-Hike Comes Into Focus

I got interested in camping in an unlikely manner. When I graduated high school, I joined the Army for a two-year enlistment. While on maneuvers in West Germany, I began...

Jan 20, 2018 : Victor Perrotti
To Bring Or Not To Bring: Flip-Flop Preparations

To Bring Or Not To Bring: Flip-Flop Preparations

To bring or not to bring... that is the question. Along with flip-flop preparations (but we will get to that shortly). First of all, introductions are in order. My name...

Jan 16, 2018 : AJ
Call Me Smokebeard

Call Me Smokebeard

I suppose my fascination with backpacking and thru-hiking started  in the '80s, when as a Boy Scout I first heard about the Appalachian Trail.  The enormity of it, and the...

Jan 8, 2018 : Smokebeard
The Birth of an Unique European Thru-hike

The Birth of an Unique European Thru-hike

Hello Everyone ! Ladies and gents, Young and old, Adventurers for life or for a weekend, we hope you will enjoy our European Thru-hike adventure, articles and pictures and maybe...

Oct 30, 2017 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

Because when you’re making huge life decisions, why not make another one?

My name is Rachel and I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail solo northbound in 2018. I am a 22 year old recent college graduate with no idea what the future...

Oct 13, 2017 : Rachel Meltzer
Three Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

Three Reasons I’m Thru-Hiking the AT

Hi everyone. Soon enough I’ll be babbling on semi-incoherently about gear, and likely a year from now you’ll all be sick to death of reading my posts. But for the...

Sep 18, 2017 : Kate Mueller
Yo, It’s On

Yo, It’s On

Last March, my sister sent me a link via Facebook to a book about the Appalachian Trail and the message “2020 yo it’s on.”  The book was Appalachian Trials, Zach...

Aug 23, 2017 : Ruth Nasrullah
I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

I Dropped Out of College to Hike the PCT

Hey everyone! My name is Caroline - trail name Lone Wolf - and I’m a little late to the blogging game on The Trek. I started my PCT thru hike...

Jun 9, 2017 : Caroline Tillman